Mexican National Caught With More Than 180 Pounds Of Cocaine

Mexican National Caught With More Than 180 Pounds Of Cocaine

GRAHAM, NC (The News & Record) – The SBI announced the arrest of an Alamance County man Thursday and the seizure of $3.2 million of cocaine.

The SBI, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the help of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office searched a home outside Graham city limits Thursday and seized 183 pounds (83 kilograms) of cocaine and $837,460 in cash. Officers arrested an unidentified man described as a Mexican national. He was held on $1 million bail in the Alamance County Detention Center, according to the SBI.

The SBI did not identify the man arrested, but Omar Agustin Mariscal-Rodriguez, 24, 6933 Big Woods Drive, Graham, according to court records, was charged Thursday with trafficking in cocaine and held on $1 million bond. A SBI public information officer did not respond to a request for confirmation Monday afternoon.

Mariscal-Rodriguez does not appear to have been arrested in North Carolina before or faced federal charges. He is scheduled to appear in court again in November.

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